The highly distinctive national weapon of the Himalayan Kingdom of Nepal, the Gurkha people and the British Army units that assumed the Gurkha name. The total length is 39 cm (15-1/2 in), the blade measures 26 cm (10-1/4 in) long, 4 cm (1-1/2 in) wide at the hilt and 6 cm (2-1/2 in) at the widest near the tip. The hand forged blade has incised traditional decorative motifs on both faces. On the left side the pattern is of highly stylized birds and a representation of the wind. yge right hand side has six distinct abstract (to western eyes) symbols along the sharpened edge in a field of rays and punctations. The handle is carved bone with incised and painted designs including the yin-yang symbol. The kukri weights 1.4 lbs. The scabbard is highly decorative and comprised of leather, bronze and white metal elements. Five brass coin-like disks are representations of the Nepali national symbol. The leather of the scabbard, particularly the frog shows no wear from age. The scabbard metal elements may be older. Most likely this particular Kukri was intended for the tourist markets in Katmandu. The heavy blade and handle are in good condition. The scabbard is in god condition. The bone handle Karda and Chakmak are present and in good condition.